Small Town Lifestyle Properties
It’s Not Mayberry — But It’s Very Close
Eastern Shore Virginia has over 100 small towns and villages. Many have quaint names like “Oyster“, “Towns End” or Indian names like “Nassawadox” and “Machipongo.” But regardless of the name, they all have one thing in common – they are small friendly places that have been around a long time! And most of the homes have front porches, the better to enjoy a friendly wave or a little conversation with a passing neighbor.
Visit cute shops, banks and post offices where the folks there know your name and pride themselves on giving you personal service. Enjoy our little town restaurants, art galleries and markets. A small coastal town is not just a place to live— it is a time-honored way of life.
Country Lifestyle Properties
Over the River & Through the Woods
Imagine driving home down a beautiful winding road, past open farm fields and tall green stands of trees. Imagine tiny villages and intimate waterfront neighborhoods set far away from traffic and noise. Imagine fresh air, neighbors that wave, birds flocking to feeders. Imagine moonrise and brilliant “shooting stars” set against a dark sky, unspoiled by the glow of the city lights. Imagine enough space for flower and vegetable gardens and the satisfaction of watching them grow.
If a serene lifestyle in the country is the life for you, call us at 800-258-3437 and come hang your “Done Moving” shingle in the front yard and your hammock in the backyard of an Eastern Shore Virginia country property.
Breathtaking Historic Waterfront Estate On Over 11 Acres…
Strategically placed for panoramic southern vistas over pristine & historic Plantation Creek, a cir. 1860’s colonial meticulously restored & renovated up to modern standards yet preserving timeless architectural qualities such as: 2-story Chippendale porches, solid hand-carved doors, original faux marbled baseboards, fancy moldings, wainscoting, heart pine & oak floors, original window sashes, 6 masonry fireplaces & fancy mantles, built in cupboards, 9′ tall double doors, high ceilings, 2 staircases, architectural shingle roofs, gables, arched windows, huge master suite w/ vaulted ceilings, 4 zone HVAC, electric BB heat. Eat-in country kitchen w/ 8′ tall china cupboard, deep double sink, gaslog fireplace, tiled counter & backsplash, wood floors. A country estate w/ grazing room for horses!
Exceptional Better Homes & Garden Design Beachfront Home
Exceptional 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath beachfront home situated on 5.5 gorgeously landscaped acres along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Features panoramic waterviews from nearly every room in the home! Award winning Better Homes & Garden design. Open and airy floor plan with total living on the first floor. Located in small beachfront neighborhood comprised of large estate sized parcels. Lots of open space in a pristine environment for all to enjoy! In-ground pool, hot tub and sandy beach provide the ultimate in coastal living. enjoyment.
Located amidst farm fields & woodlands, offering privacy with grand country vistas. House was built with pride in 1988 by a previous owner, now recently updated featuring: hardwood & tile floors, Florida room, masonry wood-burning fireplace, front covered porch, rear wood deck/patio, Andersen windows throughout, first floor master suite, stainless steel kitchen appliances, recessed lighting, beautifully planned & executed ornamental & flowering borders & lush, thick lawn. Look no further for a quality country setting offering the best in rural living.
Enjoy Country Living At Its Best In This Completely Updated Victorian…
Tastefully renovated blending the historic and the new. Pine floors, updated kitchen, custom tile baths with walk-in shower in master bath. Skylights in dining area and in master bedroom’s cathedral ceiling. Large deck and screened in porch over looks the back yard with mature shade tress and custom build playhouse. Large utility room off the screened in porch for easy clean up after a day of gardening or the beach. Property offers a large garage/workshop which is a handy man’s dream. Just minutes to the Kiptopeke State Park and close to the historic beachfront town of Cape Charles. Adjacent lot is also available if more acreage is desired. Room sizes, sq. footage acreage are approximate.
An Eastern Shore Style Waterview Retreat On 4.5 Acres…
Located at the road’s end overlooking the sunsets on Chesapeake Bay. A long, white shell drive leads back to the homesite. Raised high above the flood plain on piles, the 1920’s home has been renovated with modern upgrades, featuring 200 amp electric service, Andersen windows & patio doors, lovely heart pine floors, beamed ceilings, built-in cabinets & bookshelves, waterview screened porch & decks, Defiant Encore woodstove on raised, old cobblestone hearth, Hunter ceiling fans throughout, wall/wall carpet bedrooms, master bedroom and bath with shower & claw foot tub, Architectural shingle roof, gable windows, eat-in kitchen, enclosed storage underneath house. 12’x24′ pole boat shed, 3.2 ac field has not been treated with any chemicals for years.
The Natchez, designed by famous Southern architect William E. Poole, is the ultimate Southern Living waterfront home. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 and a half baths, this elegant 4500 +/- sq. ft. home is open and airy with lots of natural light flowing in through several skylights as well as from the numerous south facing windows between the kitchen and huge sunroom, This very upscale home abounds in custom features throughout, both exterior and interior. The exterior is stained cypress, the roof is concrete tile with copper flashing and custom brick work. The interior of the home features a main entrance hall with a grand staircase and 18′ ceiling. The first floor master bedroom offers Palladian windows overlooking the water with 14′ tray ceiling with indirect lighting plus incredible master bath suite. Spacious library with fireplace features solid cherry paneling and built-in bookcases. Huge kitchen offers large eating area plus comfortable sitting area with. lovely views of the saltwater inlet which leads to the nearby Chesapeake Bay. But a favorite room is the sunroom — spacious by any standards at 24 x 8.6. Sitting there with golden sunshine streaming in is purely delightful ! This spacious, charming home is definitely a must-see. Custom solid wood paneling in the library and build -in book cases. This home offers unique architectural features such as rounded walls in foyer and half bath. Master bath offers a private walled garden. Situated on 11+/-acs rolling lawn and private wooded setting with 22 +/- elevation overlooking the water.
If,Bigger is Bigger and More is More..then this 4 bedroom 4 bath home is the ultimate in waterfront living. Huge upscale kitchen with windows galore offering big water views and a professionally landscaped yard. High-end Kitchen-Aid appliances, two granite islands,slate floor, custom cabinets with granite counters,two wine coolers and large eat-in area. Stone fireplace in great room opening to the deck. Hand Scaped 7’in plank wood flooring thorough out. Large master suite with deck and custom bath. Full basement enough room for boats, cars, workshop, exercise room and storage. Dock with lift,fish cleaning station and pads for jet skis. Community amenties are tennis,beaches,pool and boat ramp. Total waterfront living at it’s best.
In Town Colonial Just Minutes To Beach, Boating & Golf
Cute, well laid out home in heart of Cheriton. (Little Town Big Heart). Hardwood floors throughout, new roof, new paint, big back yard, concrete pad in back for boats, covered patio on side and fenced in patio area in back. Many recent upgrades. Walk -up Attic for storage. Enjoy all of the nearby beaches, boat ramps, world class golf, etc., without the added taxes and fees of Cape Charles. Great location with easy driving distance to Virginia Beach/Norfolk. Come and check out this little gem.
Great Property right on the Quinby Harbor. Keep you boat across the street with easy access to Barrier Islands. In addition to the home is a large 2 car garage with very cute 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath apartment above(550 sq.ft.+ has additional refrigerator & Stove, washer dryer hook-up), great deck overlooking harbor with apartment. Home has large 12 x 20 deck overlooking harbor also. Beautiful hardwood floors in home with nice woodwork and crown moldings. Tile and marble in kitchen. Perfect spot for the fisherman or nature lover! Could rent out one living area and live in the other. This is a very well built home in exceptional location. Room sizes and lot size are approximate.
Inviting Move-In Ready Beach House In Beachfront Community
Located on a private road, is nestled in a beautifully landscaped garden of flowering mature trees and shrubs. Located in an upscale community and just steps to the beach and pool, with access to one of the best and most expansive beaches on the Shore. The home itself is very welcoming and comfortable with a well thought out, flowing floor plan.
On 4.6 lovingly landscaped acres in Northampton County, Virginia, an early colonial revival home dating back to 1825, with additions in 1851, 1920, and 2006. Located only an half-hours drive from the cities of Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Cape Escape offers privacy and gracious country living in close proximity to ocean beaches and cultural attractions, both locally and regionally. The present owner applied a comprehensive plan of historic preservation and restoration, high quality new house construction, and landscape architecture to create an elegant estate with recreational amenities able to serve three generations of a large family.
The driveway entrance between two brick columns is the portal to a breathtaking canopy of blooming crepe myrtle trees that shades the long shell path home to Cape Escape. The evolution of the original two-room colonial has brought the manor house into the twenty-first century. Now the home sprawls to over 6100 square feet and includes more than generous accommodations in 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, formal living and dining rooms, a library in the oldest portion, a 44′ family room and spacious, well-equipped gourmet kitchen. Special features include a three level elevator, “smart wiring” for high technology, hardwood floors, picture windows, 10′ ceilings, 5 fireplaces, 3 outdoor decks including 44′ raised patio, English basement, architectural moldings, handmade doors, covered porch, 4 zone HVAC, cameras, sound and security system, propane fired 45,000 KW generator and two 15′ x 30′ master bedroom suites.
Fulfilling the mission of a country estate, a two-story Dutch barn and porte-cochere provide convenient vehicular access. As well, a recreation barn and swimming pool center with full cabana provide outlets for family playtime. Gardeners and landscapers will be inspired not only by the impressive tree-lined driveway approach but also by the wonderful flower beds and shrubbery surrounding the manor house and especially the huge camellia bushes in the back yard.
Cape Escape stands for country elegance and family togetherness representing the best character attributes of estates around the world.
Great Cottage overlooking the Harbor at Oyster! Thoroughly renovated with new Trane HVAC, fresh paint, new carpets, bathroom fixtures, ceiling fans, refrigerator, gas stove, Rinnai water heater. Foundation was replaced with new mortar and vents. This is one of the highest lots in Oyster and is raised with a 5 foot crawl space. Large lot with room for garage or addition. Enjoy the quiet life of this sleepy little fishing village just a short drive to Cape Charles. Sit on your large (8′ x 23′, TREX) covered front porch and watch the boats go by or hop in your own boat and enjoy some of the best fishing around! Great low maintenance property. Room sizes and acreage approximate.
Beach, boating, lake & community pool comes with this 4 bedroom 3 bath 3900 sq. ft. custom built home. French country kitchen with oversized island & corian counter-tops & stainless steel appliances & cozy window seat. Custom wood work & built-ins through out. Hardwood floors, stone fireplace, large screened in porch and sundeck with outside shower. Walk to beach, pool. Boat-ramp near by. 10 minutes from Cape Charles & only 40 minutes to Norfolk international airport. sq. ft. & lot size are approximate.
ADORABLE,BRIGHT & SUNNY describes this custom build waterfront home with all the high end amenities. Exterior is cedar siding with standing steam metal roof, herringbone brick walkway and brick front porch, screened back porch over looking the water with wrought iron railings. Interior offers washed hardwood oak flooring, granite countertops, casement windows and granite sill, tile baths, central skylight in great room allowing natural light through out. Eat-in kitchen, great room and master overlooks the water. Newly built garage with bonus room and covered breezeway connecting the house. HOA community amenities are pool, tennis court, boat ramp and a wonderful sandy beach. Only minutes to world class golf courses, dining, marinas and shopping in the historic Cape Charles.
Contemporary Waterfront Home With Dock In A Serene Coastal Setting
Exquisite Waterfront home on High Bank with multi-slip dock & good boating water. On a quiet cul-de-sac, this home with southern exposure offers waterfront living at it’s best. Granite countertops, dual ovens, intercom, recessed lighting, hardwood floors & nice tiles, walls of near floor ceiling windows for water views, 14′ ceilings in Great Room, 12′ ceiling in family room, Hunter-Douglas blinds. Family Room, Kitchen, eat-in area & living room are all open to each other for fabulous entertaining & water views all opening to large back covered porch/deck area with short path to dock. Large Master Bedroom with walk in closet and Jacuzzi style tub. Large Bonus room over the large garage for fitness room/home theater/bunkhouse. Measurements are approximate.
Spacious 5 Bedroom 4.5 Bath Waterfront Home On 1 Acre
Gourmet kitchen with sub-zero refrigerator, wine cooler, restaurant style Viking gas cook top with hood, double dishwasher & kitchen island with coriander counter top & lots of cabinet space. Large family room with lots of natural light and gas log fireplace. Downstairs master bedroom with private gym & sun-room. Spacious living room with wood stove and access to the large back deck with Jacuzzi and fire-pit. 2 bedrooms with private bath downstairs, 2nd master-suite and 2 more bedrooms & bath upstairs. Large office, hardwood floor through the living areas. Detached garage with workshop.
Situated within the Kiptopeake Landing Community offering beach access & boat-ramp within walking distance this custom designed home has many attractive details. Open floor plan with light filled rooms and tasteful beach décor give the coastal design this home deserves. Hardwood floors throughout the main level, three gas fireplace and custom cabinetry. Upgrades in kitchen to include granite counter tops, tile back splash & stainless appliances as well as an office area. Beautifully tiled shower, large tub in master bath with cabinetry & two sinks. Fire place in master-suite. Enjoy the fenced in back yard with screened in porch and sun deck and the many plantings on this meticulously landscaped property. Paved drive way. Near historic Cape Charles offering quaint shops and restaurants.
On a landscaped 1/3 acre corner lot in Oakland Park on Seaside Rd. near Willis Wharf, a neat & tidy renovated rancher in excellent condition with detached double garage. House features replacement windows, 3 sources of heat: 1)heat pump with central A/C 2) 3 propane wall heaters 3) electric baseboard heat; plus eat-in kitchen, huge family room with gas log fireplace, Florida room in entry foyer, large living room, 2 large bedrooms & 2 full baths, architectural shingle roof, huge screened porch (20’x20′), spacious deck (15’x19′), all appliances including washer & dryer, maintenance-free vinyl siding. Detached garage for 2 cars plus workshop space, and a cement pad for recreational vehicle storage. Close to bayside and seaside boat ramps, shopping center & restaurants. Beautiful rural locale
This Victorian Farmhouse completely restored keeping the integrity of the history of this home, yet with today’s amenities. Large entry way with grand staircase, 10 ft ceilings, original hardwood floors & all original wood work throughout. Chef’s kitchen with oversized island, Italian granite counter-top & state of the art appliances. 4 ensuite bedrooms each with its own private bathroom and large closets. Third floor had been completely restored and is ready for more entertaining. Large back yard with mature trees. If you ever dreamed of owning a Bed & Breakfast look no further. TURN KEY! All room sizes are approximate.
Contemporary Home Within Minutes Of Golf, Beach and Marina
Enjoy Coastal Living with this well maintained 4 bedroom home located in a private community just outside of Cape Charles. Great curb appeal with low maintenance cedar shake siding, circular shell drive way, three patios with pergola and private back yard. Nicely landscaped with in-ground irrigation system. Open concept living with lots of windows & high ceilings through out make this home feel bright & airy. Double sided gas log fireplace, hard wood floors and Slade tiles. Roof was replaced in 2014. A beautiful home perfect for vacation home, retirement or permanent living. Only minutes to shopping, restaurants, golf, boating, beach & only 40 minutes to Norfolk international airport. Room Measurements & square footage are approximate.
Charming Waterview …[Tommy Arnold Construction! Enjoy coastal living in this custom built home with water views of Occohannock Creek. Community Dock is located steps away for kayaking and fishing. Home offers low maintenance and 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, big family room with fireplace, dining room, nice kitchen with eat-in kitchenette and good size master bedroom. Enjoy afternoon breezes with approx. 1.5 park like acres. Lots of elbow room for gardening . Great wrap around deck for family gatherings and relaxtion. New roof in 2014 and complete interior painting being completed. Within a 25 minute drive to the historic town of Cape Charles, for fine dining and their beautiful beach. Close to shopping, restaurants and public boat docks.
Only 100 yards from the Quinby harbor & boat launch overlooking Hog Island Bay, a neat rancher well-maintained and upgraded. House features new 35 yr. architectural shingle roof, new siding, new replacement thermal pane windows, big eat-in kitchen w/ gas range and tiled backsplash, huge living room with bay window, huge 24′ master suite, ceramic tiled floors & hardwood floors, full attic storage, 10’x25′ wood deck, 12’x16′ patio with pavers, all appliances that include refrigerator, dishwasher, washer & dryer. ! acre yard landscaped with ornamentals, huge 3 bay 25’x30′ pole barn for boat storage, 8’x12′ garden storage shed. Just the place for outdoor enthusiasts who want easy boating access out to the Atlantic coast barrier islands and beaches.
Conveniently located on lovely tree-lined avenue in town of Nassawaddox, a 1940 Colonial Revival on generous 3/4 acre landscaped lawn with mature trees and shrubs. This classic house features 4 BR upstairs with full bath plus a 1st floor mother-in-law suite with walk-in closet & full bath, oak floors down & heart pine floors up, pedimented front porch entry to formal foyer & grand staircase, architectural moldings, masonry fireplace with fancy mantel & gas logs in LR, French doors from dining room & living room to idyllic screened porch (10’x26′) , eat-in kitchen with knotty pine cabinets, walk-in pantry, laundry, 6 over 1 wood windows with storm enclosures & shutters, full walk-up attic, oil-fired hot water baseboard heat, heat pump with central A/C, solar hot water system, attached garage a few steps from kitchen.
Brick Rancher Just Minutes From Beach, Boating & Golf
Beautiful countryside surrounds this neat and tidy brick rancher, you can see for miles and miles all around! Conveniently located among public beaches, Kiptopeke State Park, small towns like Cape Charles and villages like Townsend, boat ramps, fishing piers, and halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, this is the ticket to an easy, low stress lifestyle. House conveniences include attached 2 car garage, family room with masonry fireplace, eat-in kitchen, master suite, central heat and A/C, ceiling fans, ceramic tile treatments, and housekeeping that passes the white-glove test! Outdoor living is a breeze on a spacious patio, a lovely landscaped lawn, sunset views over field and forest. Plenty of room to fly your kite! Build a barn, boat shed and guest house. Room sizes and acreage are approximate not exact.
Special log cabin nestled in the heart of a quiet country setting. Enjoy the public boat dock at Morleys Wharf, just minutes to the Chesapeake Bay. This home offers 1 bedroom, 1 bath, nice open kitchen/living room space. Great for weekend getaways or full time living. Close to shopping, beaches and restaurants.
Coastal Style Cottage With Deeded Boat Slip – SOLD –
This beautiful coastal cottage is waiting for you to call it home. Circular driveway with wraparound porch invites you. Kitchen features stainless appliances, ceramic tile backsplash, loads of cabinets & counter space. Open floor plan, lots of natural light, 1st floor master ensuite w/walk in closet, bath w/double vanities, ceramic tile shower, 2 additional bedrooms & nice loft area. Boat lovers be advised this home comes with deeded boat slip & will have you out in the bay in no time! Pool, tennis & nature trail. Conveniently located to town of Cape Charles for shopping, dining, beach or golf, all just one mile away. Square footage and room dimensions are approximate.
This pristine 3 bedroom , 3 and a half bath waterfront home, located in tiny upscale waterfront neighborhood, was meticulously planned to take full advantage of this unique point property. Prepare to be mesmerized by the beauty of this magnificent one story coastal home nestled just perfectly into a stunning waterfront point. Everything, the unique and mature landscaping, trellises, many decks and swimming pool work carefully together, creating a synergy with the home itself to produce a truly inspiring haven. A bronze sculpture of 2 large blue herons in a fountain created by famed Eastern Shore artist, William Turner, greets visitors near the front door. The entry hall features a stunning mosaic of marble tiles reminiscent of Van Gogh’s well known painting, “Starry Night”. The home itself features exceptional craftsmanship with extensive input from local artists including the lovely other mosaic art tile work throughout. Elegant teak floors, cherry handcrafted cabinets & granite counter tops in kitchen & bathrooms, amazing floor-to-ceiling custom windows, skylights, dramatic high ceilings, luxurious steam shower & jacuzzi. Professionally landscaped yard with an inviting custom in-gound swimming pool, large hot tub on the private master suite deck and deep water boat dock complete the relaxed coastal ambience. Don’t miss this one !
Luxurious Contemporary Lindal Cedar Home Located Just Seconds From Kiptopeake State Park Beach
Every day feels like a vacation in this like-new, top quality 4 bedroom, 3 and a half bath luxury Lindal Cedar contemporary home located about a half mile from Kiptopeake State Park, often referred to as the crown jewel of Virginia’s extensive state park system. Easy to Indulge everyday in the Park’s amazing sand beach and swimming areas, boat ramp, saltwater fishing pier, hiking trails, bird observation areas and butterfly gardens. This property has a lively feel but is definately a super place for casual with loads of fun– and a great place to kickback by your own in-ground pool on a balmy summer’s day. Hardie board siding, standing seam metal roof and cedar trim make this a very low maintenance home, just walk in and enjoy. Could be an income producing property if desired — the current owners use the home for seasonal weekly vacation rentals during the summer months and enjoy it for their personal use during the other 9 months. Well thought out floor plan, bright, breezy and open, great for entertaining and comfort. Large media area, billiards area, spacious bedroom, half bath and laundry room on the first floor. The second floor large great room with beautiful cedar and pine cathedral ceiling includes an inviting living room space complete with richly textured stone fireplace, a designer kitchen as well as spacious dining area. Two guest bedrooms offer plenty of room for your guests, each with private bath. Large master suite with master bath as well as an office area. Tile and hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, heated and cooled in-ground salt water pool, hot tub and four sides of wrap around decking are just some of the great features of this luxury home. Whether you choose to make this a primary home or a vacation home, there is just so much here to love. Kiptopeake State Park located within walking or biking distance offers so many activities including beach combing, boat ramp, fishing pier, nature trails, birding areas, butterfly gardens, well equipt playground for kids and so much more. As if all that isn’t enough, the little beachfront historical town of Cape Charles about 10 minutes away offers Palmer and Nicklaus signature 18 hole golf courses, 2 marinas, shops, art galleries and some terrific restaurants.
Cottage on 15 Acres Near The Shores of The Chesapeake – SOLD –
Originally part of the historic Arlington Plantation (cir. 1650’s), this tract contains the ruins of the brick kilns for building the Arlington mansion. A very contemporary and cute cottage sits way back in the rear of the parcel down a long gravel driveway making for a great deal of privacy in the countryside. House features vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, walnut cabinets, gas log fireplace, huge master suite with walk-in closet and handicap accessible bathroom. Fifteen acre parcel has frontage on natural freshwater pond, includes a fenced paddock with one-horse barn and a 4 unit dog kennel and underground electric dog fence. Possiblity of joining Arlington Plantation Homeowner’s Association would allow access to their beautiful private beach and boat ramp available only to Association members..Square footage, room sizes and acreage are approximate.
Nice Home Located Just Minutes From Beach And Marinas…
In a quiet, rural setting, close to State Park and Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel this recently renovated home may be that perfect spot to relax and enjoy the peaceful Eastern Shore way of life. Close to 4 boat ramps, 2 golf courses, 2 marinas, several public beach areas, National Wildlife Refuge, State Park and all the dining and shopping amenities of Cape Charles. Short drive to Virginia Beach and Norfolk. Walk up, floored attic for storage and possible additional living space. Concrete pad in back for boats and other toys. Great starter home, retirement or vacation property. Nice little home, wonderful yard. New Roof. New Windows. New Paint. Central A/C & Heat in progress. Room measurements are approximations. Year built uncertain.
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